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by 75 · about 12 hours ago

I have a question about the process of eliminating foods from the diet and the symptoms caused by this. I'm not strictly talking about the change from a non-paleo to a paleo diet, but more generally, such as removing any combination of gluten,... (more)

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paleot 0 · April 11, 2014 at 12:16 AM

I hear a lot of the nonsense talk when you mention "toxins." Going into the Paleo diet, I had a viral (highest count the doctor had seen) + bacterial (mrsa + staph) + fungal infection going on for a few months that almost killed me. I'm... (more)

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by 598 · about 12 hours ago

I've been making a lot of smoothies lately and just got a high-powered VitaMix blender known to be able to completely pulverize the seeds and skins in common fruits and veggies. Now good old Ray Peat has me worried again. I'm not about to... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · September 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Berry seeds are fairly difficult to grind, even with a primitive mortar and pestle, but I'm unsure how harmful the toxins would be. Generally, the indigenous peoples of North America ate a very widely varied diet (150+ varieties of... (more)

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by 98 · about 12 hours ago

It is already known that nightshades contain potent toxins such as glycoalkaloids (solanine, capsaicin, etc.). However, these toxins for most people are relatively benign, and with proper preparation, can be part of a healthy Paleo diet when... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · August 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM

They are not necessarily unsafe to eat, but some people tend to have a higher sensitivity to nightshades (ie. people with autoimmune conditions). For me, green peppers do not make me feel very good. Indigestion and then they do not get digested... (more)

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by 161 · about 12 hours ago

I have been trying to shed some pounds of fat, switched up my diet to a more VLC type diet. Anyways cycling performance and hockey performance and sleep has all been great. I got up today, had a bit of green tea and when I tried to do my... (more)

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Michael_1 0 · June 08, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Sounds like you need to up your post-workout carbs. At least give it a shot and see if it helps.

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by 0 · about 12 hours ago

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this. Like a lot of people before paleo I had a bunch of problems like fatigue and muscle pains. After going paleo most things have improved but I keep getting cramps and spasms in the same small... (more)

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by 70 · about 13 hours ago

Question - has anyone ever used the filter pitchers made by Clearly Filtered? http://www.clearlyfiltered.com According to their site, the $45 pitcher can remove 90% of fluoride and other toxins for up to 200 gal. I emailed them and they would not... (more)

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by 571 · about 13 hours ago

I'm having trouble understanding why everyone is pretty cool with eating fish. I dislike any type of fish/seafood, so regardless, I won't be eating it, but I'm very curious. Is mercury really not an issue? What about all the other toxic chemicals... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · December 31, 2012 at 4:15 AM

Selenium protects against mercury toxicity from my understanding. Also, dolphins eat exclusively seafood and are mammals like us but don't get mercury poisoning. The levels of mercury in the ocean are basically naturally occurring and aside from... (more)

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by 2341 · about 13 hours ago

my roomate has the place lit up right now...I feel like i'm slowly suffocating in a box of Fruit Loops.

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MM_4 0 · November 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM

The problem is with paraffin wax candles, like some here already mentioned, they give off toxic fumes, south carolina state university (you can find the test results online) has done some tests on it, they found that the carcinogens when burning... (more)

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by 78422 · about 13 hours ago

I know that the site and the article hosted there may not look very serious, but let's just omit the form and get straight to the subject: http://www.biblelife.org/carbs.htm What do you think? I'm asking community because I would like to translate... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · October 14, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Carbohydrates are not inherently evil. It's the type of carb that causes problems. This is unscientific propaganda.

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by 270 · about 13 hours ago

I started doing Paleo in order to increase my energy and to prevent my PCOS from turning into diabetes, not to lose weight. But I've noticed that a lot of folks around here lose weight without trying to. I'm worried that if I lose weight, toxins... (more)

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Melissa_12 0 · October 12, 2012 at 12:55 AM

I started while breastfeeding, and dropped a bit of weight, but not a lot....I too have PCOS, and noticed more, that within a week that my milk production increased, and it wasn't bad to begin with.....I have read that you do detox a bit, but I... (more)

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by 158 · about 13 hours ago

I am trying out a modified "Bulletproof Executive" style Intermittent Fast using coffee and coconut oil (about 3 to 4 cups of coffee with 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day until 2pm) followed by a paleo friendly meal around 6pm. I have also... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

It was probably a fluke that just happen to coincide with your fast.

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by 224 · about 13 hours ago

My diet currently consists of mainly eggs, meat, and fish for protein and fat... carbs from sweet potato, pumpkin, and squashes... I also drink bone broth everyday. Although this diet gives me incredible energy, I have had problems with... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM

The only real superfood I bother with is liver. From grassfed animals. 2nd choice is pastured egg yolks. Kale and broccoli come in 3rd place. Not sure what's in this Boku powder, but it's not food, but rather a processed product. I'm not... (more)

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by 47 · about 13 hours ago

Which one is better in terms of omega 3, toxins, nutrients, price? Wild Alaskan Keta salmon canned with bpa or wild Alaskan Pollock preserved with salt

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Pecan 0 · March 02, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Pollock and white fish in general are low in fat and omega-3. The canned salmon would be higher in omega-3. However both contain unique nutrients. I would go for the pollock personally, just 'cause I like fresh fish and (like the other person... (more)

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by 12677 · about 13 hours ago

Endotoxins (aka lipopolysaccharides) are part of the membrane of gram negative bacteria and they have some toxic effects in the body. I've been hearing a new pro-vegan argument that animal products tend to have more endotoxins than plants and this... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · July 31, 2012 at 9:27 PM

This is quite a complex question with very limited research behind it. 1) What foods have the greatest content of endotoxins? Based on the very small number of published papers on this subject and the small number of foods tested the foods... (more)

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by 734 · about 13 hours ago

Magnesium Stearate is in about 95% of all supplements and is hard to avoid. It is there to make machines run smoothly and does not improve the quality of the supplement. On the contrary, it seems. There are a number of rumours: Magnesium... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 07, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Can we talk chemistry first? Magnesium stearate is the magnesium salt of stearic acid. Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid. So just based on the chemistry of it all, it's pretty darn safe stuff to ingest. Of course, you could read the Wikipedia... (more)

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by 2379 · about 13 hours ago

Hi hackers, it's obviously not a good thing to eat loads of moldy food. The mycotoxins (such as aflatoxins) seem to damage the liver. But I can't believe our ancestors always had flawless foodstuff. Or maybe some of the stored reserves got a bit... (more)

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Karen 0 · May 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM

The worst mycotoxins (aflotoxins, ergot alkaloids, etc) are produced by molds that occur on stored grains and legumes. There hasn't been enough time to evolve resistance - these haven't been a substantial part of the human diet for any more than... (more)

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by 2199 · about 13 hours ago

If animals store toxins in their fat, wouldn't eating a high animal/fish fat diet mean eating a high toxin diet? Mercury, dioxin, pcbs, Prozac, estrogen all these things are floating around our environment and are concentrated in the fats of the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 26, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Animals don't store toxins in their fat, fat simply tends to accumulate fat-soluble compounds. Important difference.

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by 533 · about 13 hours ago

I'm considering a cleanse called "Clean" - Alejandro Junger's book. My wife got sold on it on the Dr Oz show a few weeks back, and wants me to join her. it seems like it might help with any lingering leaky gut issues, and kick a few pounds away.... (more)

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Jules_1 0 · April 09, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I did the Clean program a couple years ago, and that's how I figured out that I am gluten-intolerant. It does allow non-gluten grains and legumes also, and cuts out a lot of protein sources. You can do Clean while still just eating paleo foods... (more)

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by 5 · about 13 hours ago

We bought a coconut at the grocery store today - well, my 11-yr-old daughter did. I didn't pay too much attention just supervised the drilling of the shell at home. Turns out, there was an almost invisible crack on the 'nut already, and not only... (more)

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Soul 0 · March 15, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Are you talking about a young coconut or a mature coconut? Coconuts are filled with water so you would not find milk in there. When you grate the meat and blend it with water and strain the resulting liquid from pulp, that is what's called... (more)

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by 15 · about 13 hours ago

If the liver acts as a detoxification organ in animals, then does consuming living increase our consumption of toxins? I live on an Army base in Korea and the liver at the commissary is not organic or from pastured animals, and I have NO CLUE how... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · February 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM

No the liver does not "store" toxins, so like said before if you would eat the animal you can and IMO should eat the liver. My advice however differs in that I believe if you are going to eat any part it should be the liver. If you are trying to... (more)

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by 20411 · about 13 hours ago

Saw this on TV this morning and then on Yahoo: http://news.yahoo.com/sugar-regulated-toxin-researchers-180605186.html They are making the case that sugar is toxic and should be regulated. I'm just happy to see that this even made a splash. Could... (more)

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Jim_3 0 · February 02, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Taxing saturated fat = bad! Taxing sugar = good! Wait, what? Perhaps we shouldn't have professors and politicians making our personal decisions regarding nutrition for us.

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by 1078 · about 13 hours ago

I eat a lot of mostly grass-fed beef. I eat a lot of eggs. I've been considering storing the tallow left over from frying my beef and using it instead of butter to fry my eggs. My main concern with this is that the second heating of the beef... (more)

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OddBallin 0 · January 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Tallow has a smoke point of around 420 F, so I'm pretty sure you're correct in thinking that you've kept it well below the smoke point. (No harm in using a thermometer next time to see how hot it gets, though!) And yes, tallow (and fat in general)... (more)

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by 195 · about 13 hours ago

Obviously, grass fed beef is superior...but just HOW bad is the other stuff?

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Nance 0 · December 20, 2011 at 8:59 PM

I worry most about bacterial contamination since I all my chronic health complaints disappeared completely in the 8 months I've been eating large quantities of supermarket beef. I avoid any beef I don't like the looks of, since my first 20 years... (more)

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by 195 · about 13 hours ago

I love red meat. I am a carnivore through and through. I do eat it every single day, and especially since I don't do fruit or sugar, there is nothing more satisfying than a fatty ribeye with grilled asparagus! But the good stuff aside, lately I... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · December 19, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Maybe you're in ketosis? One of the symptoms is bad breath.

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by 1037 · about 13 hours ago

After learning about the benefits of eating beef liver from various Paleo websites, I have been doing that once a week for a few months now. However, the one health food store I have access to that sold non-CAFO beef liver stopped selling it for... (more)

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Rhubarb 0 · December 16, 2011 at 9:17 PM

You've probably come across this article by Mark Sission, Does the Liver Store Toxins?, but it's a great overview of the issue you haven't. It would appear in most cases the liver doesn't contain many more toxins than lean muscle meat, and some... (more)

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